The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship program is now accepting applications.
The program is designed to give premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through laboratory or clinical research, students receive an early education in basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine. A lecture series explores topics in cardiovascular physiology, exposing the students to basic science concepts that are relevant to a more specific understanding of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, both of which are major problems in minority communities. The Summer Fellows attend a series of talks by minority physicians regarding various medical specialties. Rounds in the hospital with advanced-year students provide further exposure to the clinical facets of medicine. The program is intended for junior premedical students of disadvantaged backgrounds, and those who wish to become physicians who provide care to the underserved.
The application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. For more information or to begin the application, visit the program Website.
Students interested in applying may contact Dr. Geoff Hempill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.982.2301 for assistance with their applications. Further information can also be found in the Career and Scholarship Center in Building 1A, Room 105.